After we saw the Toyota GT 86 and the Subaru BRZ, the third (and last) version of the car was revealed today: this is the 2013 Scion FR-S. The FR-S stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport and represents the brand’s definition of an authentic rear-wheel-drive sports car.
As expected, the vehicle is powered by the same 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine found on the GT 86 and the BRZ and capable to deliver 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.
The new engines uses Toyota’s cutting edge D-4S injection system that incorporates both direct and port injection and promises to deliver an impressive fuel economy. The low center of gravity is comparable to some exotic cars and the new FR-S has a dynamically favorable front-to-rear weight ratio of 53:47.
The engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, while the power is transferred to the road via a limited-slip differential. But we do know that without a tuned suspension a vehicle is nothing!
As a result, the FR-S’s low weight is matched with a dynamically tuned suspension setup consisting of MacPherson struts up front and a double wishbone system in the rear. The design of the car is completed by lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels, while behind them we find ventilated disc brakes.